Check out special events, trips, classes and more in Woodburn and northern Marion County


Butteville Store Dinner and Live Music — 6 p.m. Aug 18. Somewhere Between will be performing acoustic blues, country, bluegrass and swing. Dinner and dessert costs $25. Wine and beer is for sale. Music starts at 7 p.m. Limited space, so call 503-678-1605 for reservations. The Butteville Store is at 10767 Butte St., Butteville. For more of the live music schedule, visit

Woodburn Music in the Park — 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21. "Carrie Cunningham" will perform country music. Performances are outside on the stage at the Woodburn Public Library, 280 Garfield St. Have a picnic or purchase food at 6 p.m.

Fiesta Party with Live Entertainment — 4 p.m. Aug. 30. At Country Meadows Village, 155 S. Evergreen Road in Woodburn. 503-982-2221.

Woodburn Community Celebration — 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 15 and 16. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month for free with music, dancing, Loteria/Bingo, and family activities. At the Downtown Plaza in Woodburn. For more information visit

Woodburn Triathlon — 8:30 to 11 a.m. Sept. 16. Swim, bike and run. Starting at the Woodburn Aquatic Center, begin with a swim, then participants will cycle their way from the aquatic center down Parr Road, then finish with a short run. Event is open to everyone ages 6 and up. Additional information is available at or call 503-982-5288. Early registration deadline is Sept. 10 and cost is $20. Late registration deadline is Sept. 14 with a cost of $35.


Mount Angel Oktoberfest Shuttle — 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 13. The shuttle departs the Transit Center at 11 a.m. and picks up at the festival at 3:30 p.m. Thursday is Senior day so the entry to the entertainment venues is $5. Register by Sept 12. To register call 503-982-5239 or register online at Cost of $5 includes transportation only.

Oregon Zoo: Senior Safari — 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 18. This is a special event for visitors 65 and up and a guest who get free admission to the zoo. This will offer a free train and carousel rides, keeper talks and visits to the elephants and the new sculpture garden. Cost of $15 is for transportation only. Those under 65 must pay their own admission (food and souvenirs are on your own). Register by Sept. 10. To register call 503-982-5239 or register online at


Woodburn High School 50-Year Reunion — 4 p.m. Sept. 8. The Class of 1968 will hold its 50th reunion for an evening of food and fun. The location will be at French Prairie Gardens, 17673 French Prairie Road in St. Paul. Email Marsha Wadsworth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Bonnie (Gurley) McGregor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


Blood Drive — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 24. Mount Angel Fire District will be having a blood drive with the American Red Cross. They are urging individuals to give blood now and help end the emergency summer blood shortage that began last month. Mount Angel Fire District, 300 Monroe St. For more information call the American Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767.

Occasion at the Octagon in Aurora — 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 25. The Board of Directors of the Aurora Colony Historical Society hosts its eighth annual fundraising dinner that provides support for the museum operations and programs. The dinner will feature Indian-style salmon staked over an open pit fire. There will be food, wine, microbrews, music, raffles and a live auction. Cost is $60 per person. Reserve your seats by Aug. 17. This will be held at the historic Octagon building off Highway 99E, behind the Colony Store at 21581 Main St. in Aurora. For more information call 503-678-5754.

Concert for Migrant Families — 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25. A concert to benefit separated migrant families. Performers will include Brian Kimmel, the Ayala Band, Daniel Colbert and Peter Bergel & Friends. PCUN President Ramon Ramirez will speak briefly. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or on Facebook at vents/520812618357568/?active_tab=about. All proceeds will benefit RAICES, a nonprofit that provides legal assistance to immigrant children, families and refugees. The location is at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 790 Marion St. N.E. in Salem. Sponsored by Oregon Peaceworks.


Oil Painting Class — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 18. Instructor Judy Stubb, a certified Bob Ross instructor, will lead experienced and inexperienced artist to complete an oil painting, called "Waterfall Wonder." The cost is $60 and includes instruction and all supplies. Bring lunch or a snack. Classes are at Woodburn Art Center, 2551 N. Boones Ferry Road. For more information, call 503-982-6450 or visit

Shotgun Skills Classes — 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 18. Oregon Fish and Wildlife will host this workshop in Gervais at Mid-Valley Clays. The cost is $12 per participant and is due when registering. Anyone under 18 needs to be accompanied by an adult. Register at or at with a license sales agent. For more information, call 503-947-6053.

Line Dancing Class — 2 p.m. Aug. 29. At Country Meadows Village, 155 S. Evergreen Road in Woodburn. Call 503-982-2221.


Neon Glow Splash Dance Party — 8 to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 17. Join in for an after hours electric neon swim party. Open to ages 12-17. A night with neon glow bracelets, lights, games, pizza, music and more. This year will feature a live DJ. Cost is $10 per person (includes at least two slices of pizza). At the Woodburn Aquatic Center, 190 Oak St. Call 503-981-7946.

MOUNT ANGEL SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM — 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 17. Breakfast will be from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. At St. Mary's Elementary School, 590 E. College Street in Mount Angel. All meals are served at no charge to those between 1 and 18 years of age.

Labor Day BBQ — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 3. At the Woodburn Aquatic Center, a fall BBQ, music, activities, games and more. Cost is general admission, includes barbecue. Woodburn Aquatic Center, 190 Oak St. Call for more information: 503-981-7946 or visit

Lego Robotics —1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8. A workshop using the LEGO building system. Explore concepts in physics, mechanical engineering, structural engineering and architecture. Cost is $25 per child/session. Registration due one week prior to class. At the Woodburn Public Library, 280 Garfield St.

Maker Mondays — 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. starting Sept. 10. Every Monday is a different craft or project. Check the calendar at for weekly details. Woodburn Public Library is at 280 Garland St. For more information call 503-982-5252.

Ballet Basics — 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays; Sept. 12 – Oct. 17. Join this new dance class, ages 6-8. Learn the basic positions and ballet vocabulary, finish with a mini fall recital. Clothing needed: basic pink tights, pink leotard, and pink ballet slippers. Cost is $25 per child. Register by Sept. 5. To register call 503-982-5266 or register online at

Youth Volleyball — Sept. 22 to No. 10. Grades 3 - 4 and 5 - 6. Non-competitive youth volleyball program with an emphasis on fun and skill development. Program will include learning the basic fundamentals of the sport with games on Saturdays held in Salem. Knee pads and tennis shoes required, fee includes t-shirt. Early registration deadline: Aug. 20, cost is $50 per child. Late registration deadline: Aug. 27, cost is $60 per child. For more information contact: Woodburn Recreation and Parks at 503-982-5266.


Co-Ed Basketball Open Gym — Sept. 6 – Nov. 1. Thursdays: 7 to 9 p.m. Join in for "pick-up" style basketball in a non-competitive environment. At French Prairie Middle School. Cost is $35 for 9 weeks. $5 drop-in per session. Register by Sept. 5. For more information contact Woodburn Recreation and Parks at 503-982-5266.

Co-Ed Volleyball — Sept. 11 – Oct. 30. Tuesdays: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Join the open gym time to play volleyball. This is non-competitive and is for anyone who wants to get together to scrimmage. At French Prairie Middle School. Cost is $30 for 8 weeks, $5 for drop in session. Register by Sept. 10. For more information call Woodburn Recreation and Parks at 503-982-5266.

Men's Basketball Fall League — Sept. 23 – Nov. 11. Recreational league with referees, games played on Sundays. Registration deadline: Sept. 10. $550/team. Registrations after Sept. 10: $600/team. Contact Woodburn Recreation and Parks at 503-982-5266.

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